Quiltcon finishes

Quiltcon finishes

Nearly 2 months since Quiltcon, and I have finally wrapped up the 2 projects I started in classes there, labels and all.  The first is the result of a class with Gwen Marston on Minimalist Quilting.  Her quilts are so fine with such beautiful colors.  I’m quite the novice when it comes to working with solids and putting odd pieces together to make something lovely.  But I gave it a shot…I would go at it differently for round 2….

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The second class was with Libs Elliott in her Weight of Love workshop.  The best way to learn Y-Seams (which was the point of the class)…is to sew a million of them. Then they’re just not scary anymore! But it was a fun class, well worth the time! First there was the mind boggling fabric choices – I think there were 14.

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Then, putting the hexies together

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Adding the background fabric was a self taught experience. You know how those go…wrong.  I added a top and bottom the width of the quilt, then worked in the side sections.  There has to be a more efficient way to go about it.  I used black bias (that I made – another first) to attach the hexies to the background.  I glued it, then I stitched it. More Y seams.  I’m sure I couldn’t do it again.

Lastly, I built up some fabric yardage using scraps from the hexies. From that, I added a couple borders to get some length on the pattern.

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I quilted it with a neat pattern that doesn’t show up much, but I like it anyway.

 

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And this was my stress release….

 

free motion doodle

Thanks for checking in!

Debbie

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